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Post Office Park tree may stay lit

Groundswell of attention helps reopen negotiations

Shelton's annual Christmas tree might illuminate downtown again after all.

The City of Shelton is considering a draft lease agreement with the U.S. Postal Service regarding Post Office Park that was sent to the city Monday. The federal agency's proposal comes almost three months after the U.S. Postal Service withdrew from discussions to sell Post Office Park to the city, or to trade it for the city's Brewer Park.

The city's eviction from the park would have meant the end of the annual Christmas tree lighting event at the quarter-acre park on West Railroad Avenue and Second Street. The potentia...


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